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04 April 2017
$18 billion and 28,000 new jobs: CSIRO’s cure for Australia’s economy
CSIRO has revealed a blueprint for how medical technologies and pharmaceuticals (MTP) can add an additional $18 billion to the Australian economy and create 28,000 new jobs within the next eight years, as identified in the MTPConnect Sector Competitiveness Plan.
28 March 2017
Australia’s leading technology accelerator program opens for applications
The 2017 Australian Technologies Competition, now in its seventh year, has established itself as Australia's premier technology accelerator.
28 March 2017
Blog: Collaboration rife at Science meets Parliament 2017
Every year, Science & Technology Australia organises the wonderful meeting of minds that is ‘Science meets Parliament’. It is the best opportunity for scientists to obtain then practice their advocacy skills, to keep science and technology issues at the forefront of politics, to inform the actions of our parliamentary democracy.
24 March 2017
National Capability Audit for the Medical Countermeasures Initiative
The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) in collaboration with d3 Medicine, a Certara Company, invite the sector to participate in an audit of Australia’s capability and capacity to support Medical Countermeasures (MCM) product research and development.
23 March 2017
Expressions of Interest open for The Bridge Program
Expressions of interest are now open to take part in The Bridge Program—face-to-face and online training in the scientific, legal, financial, clinical, regulatory and reimbursement disciplines that contribute to research translation and the commercialisation of medicines.
17 March 2017
Blog: MTPConnect GMs 're-program' their brains and hearts in Adelaide
MTPConnect General Manager International & Government, Sandhya Tewari, shares thrills from her exciting and fruitful visit to our South Australian Hub at Flinders University with General Manager Stakeholder Engagement, Alfredo Martinez-Coll.
06 March 2017
Vaccination vital for the ongoing health of Australia
Vaccinations play a vital role in ensuring the ongoing health of Australian's, and undergo stringent testing and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approvals processes to ensure their proven benefit.
03 March 2017
Call for Medical Countermeasures Industry and Academic Project Collaborations
The Defence Materials Technology Centre brings collaborations to develop technologies that will enhance Australia’s defence and national security capability, and is calling for EOIs for collaborative projects covering vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics for protection against biological threats, emerging infectious diseases and pandemics.
28 February 2017
Notice on reissued Tax Payer Alert
We have recently heard concerns from members of the sector around Tax Payer Alert claiming the R&D Tax Incentive for Software Development activities distributed last week stating that testing activities weren’t eligible R&D.
23 January 2017
MTPConnect and Medicines Australia sign MoU to boost Australia’s innovative medicines sector
The collaboration will see the two organisations combining their efforts to champion a sector-led approach to accelerate the growth of the ecosystem, through activities to unify and educate the MTP sector, as well as engage with government to create a positive regulatory environment.
20 January 2017
Australian innovative SMEs and start ups in the digital health space are invited to apply for the 2017 intake to the Texas Medical Centre Accelerator program
Innovative SMEs and startups in the digital health space are invited to apply for the Texas Medical Centre Accelerator (TMCx) by 23 December 2017.
19 January 2017
MTPConnect congratulates newly appointed Ministers for Health and Industry, Innovation and Science
MTPConnect CEO, Sue MacLeman, has congratulated the newly appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Minister for Health and Sport, and Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, in the re-shuffled Turnbull government.
12 January 2017
MTPConnect reveals the 10-year plan for Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector
MTPConnect today launched the final Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), a 10-year strategic plan to maximise the innovation, productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector.
16 December 2016
MTPConnect presents award to bright stars of medtech
MTPConnect was delighted to present Bellum with the MTPConnect Award at the annual Medtech’s Got Talent awards in Melbourne on Tuesday. Some of Australia’s brightest entrepreneurial minds gathered for the chance to win a $20,000 mentorship and a host of other prizes at the event.
16 December 2016
Former AusBiotech CEO appointed to Medicines Australia Board as Independent Director
Medicines Australia has appointed Dr Anna Lavelle as an independent Board member following a comprehensive recruitment process.